First Official Trailer for Epic BOYHOOD

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The first trailer for Richard Linklater‘s ambitious drama Boyhood was pulled down when it leaked online a few days ago, and is now officially online courtesy of IFC Films.

The experimental film spans the emotional journey of a family over the course of 12 years with all the actors virtually aging in “real time” on-screen as the film chronicles the family.

The movie is just that good, starring frequent Linklater collaborator Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Lori Linklater and, Ellar Coltrane, who grows up before our eyes.

A groundbreaking story of growing up received great reviews when it was shown at Sundance Film Festival.

The film opens in limited release on July 11th.

Get a look at the trailer which is basically a highlight reel of a masterpiece filmed from 2002 to 2013.

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

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